December 2015

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Winter Adult Program 

September 14 - June 24
6:15 - 7:30, Beginner w/ Michela Marino-Lerman
6:15 - 7:30, Fast Beginner w/ Toni Noblett
7:30 - 8:30, Absolute Beginner w/ Michela Marino-Lerman
12:00 - 1:00, Absolute Beginner w/ Gabe Winns 
6:15 - 7:30, Slow Intermediate w/ Lynn Schwab
6:15 - 7:30, Advanced Beginner w/ Felipe Galganni
6:15 - 7:30, Beginner w/ Asha Griffith
6:15 - 7:30, Advanced Beginner w/ Barbara Duffy
6:15 - 7:30, Fast Beginner w/ Courtney Runft

6:15 - 7:30, Intermediate w/ Felipe Galganni

5:15 - 6:30, Fast Beginner w/ Claudia Rahardjanoto

$9     New Students 1st Class
$18   Single Class
$80   5 Class Card
$140 10 Class Card
$180 15 Class Card
American Tap Dance Center
154 Christopher St. #2B
New York, NY 10014
and pay before you come!



Adult Program Repertory Classes


Do you want to learn entire pieces of choreography? These are the classes for you! It is recommended that you also take a companion technique class in addition to the rep class.


Intermediate Repertory


Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 w/ Lynn Schwab


Session 2: January 5 - June 21 

Cost: $384


Advanced Beginner Repertory


Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 w/ Barbara Duffy


Session 2: January 6 - June 22

Cost: $400


Beginner Repertory **NEW**


Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:45 w/ Susan Hebach


Session 2: January 7 - June 23

Cost: $400


To register, please call 646.230.9564 or arrive at least 20 minutes before the first class.

2016 Save the Dates
January - March, Tap Talks / Tap Films

February 12-14, Rockin' In Rhythm

April 12, ATDF Spring Fundraiser

April 13 - 17, Rhythm in Motion

May 22, Tap Attack

June 19, Tap City Youth Concert

June 25, Adult Program Showcase

July 9 - 16, Tap City

July 17  24, Tap Teacher Training

Tap Dance in the Village Lecture
A One, Two, Three, Four: A History of Tap Dance in the Village

A lecture, slideshow and live presentation created by Tony Waag

WHEN: Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:30-8pm

WHERE: Baha'i Unity Center's "Dizzy" Gillespie Theater
53 East 11th Street, between University & Broadway

COST: The event is free. No tickets, but reservations are required by clicking here: Reservations

Tap Talks
January 29, 2016 (7:30-9pm)
A One, Two, Three, Four: A History of Tap Dance in the Village

February 12, 2016 (7:30-9pm)
Film: About Tap, followed by an open discussion with producer/director George Nierenberg

March 11, 2016 (7:30-9pm)
Tap It Forward! (Sneak Peek)
Open forum and presentation of new "works in progress" currently in development

Cost is $5 (members are free)

154 Christopher St. #2B
between Greenwich & Washington St.

For detailed descriptions, please visit: Tap Talks

Tap Teacher Trainings 
July 2016
The ATDF's comprehensive training program in teaching rhythm tap to children, teens, and adults
July 17-24, 2016 Level 1 
(Teaching Beginners)
July 19-24, 2016 Level 2 
(Teaching Advanced Beginners)
  • Rhythm tap technique
  • Copasetic Canon repertory
  • Pedagogy
  • Jazz music concepts, tap composition & improvisation
  • Tap history
  • Mentored independent work
  • Certificate issued by the ATDF
"Amazing amount of useful information"  "this training is wonderful ... invaluable" (our graduates)
Accepting applications now for 2016. For full information visit: Tap Teacher Training

Rockin' In Rhythm
February 12-14, 2016 

Sunday, February 14, 2016 4pm 

Washington Irving High School - 40 Irving Place (btwn East 16th & 17th St.)

The Rockin' in Rhythm Teen Tap Intensive brings together dynamic and diverse youth ensembles from across the country to perform 
their best works on a New York City stage, and learn new rhythms and moves with their contemporaries in special master classes. This exciting event has classes, rehearsals, a jam and then a concert performance. Our goal is to unite, share and inspire through a weekend of rockin' rhythms & music.

For more information, please visit: Rockin' In Rhythm

Rockin' In Rhythm Performance
ATDF Youth Program in action!

For more pictures of ATDF performances and events , please visit: Flickr!
These are New York City tap dance events not produced by the American Tap Dance Foundation.
If you would like your tap dance event or news included, please email with the who, what, where, and when by the 25th of the month prior to your event. 

American Tap Dance Foundation
Tony Waag - ATDF Artistic/Executive Director
Susan Hebach - ATDF Youth Program/TCYE Director
Courtney Runft - ATDF Education Associate/Registrar
Margaret Morrison - ATDF Education Advisor  
Mark Kellogg - Design
Morgan McMahon - Social Marketing 
Board of Directors 
Tony Waag - ATDF Artistic/Executive Director
Erica Marks Panush - ATDF Board Co-Chair
Lisa M. Scotto - ATDF Board Co-Chair
Debra Beard
Mercedes Ellington
David Guilmette
Constance Valis Hill Ph.D.
Maurice Hines
Bianca Kodzoman
Pamela Koslow Hines
Nancy Kremsdorf
Cynthia J. Roush
Randy Skinner
Kim Thacker 

Emeritus Board
Brenda Bufalino
Hoagy B. Carmichael
the late Charles "Honi" Coles
the late Gregory Hines
the late Bobby Short 



The American Tap Dance Foundation, Inc. would like to thank the following for their generous support: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, New York Department of Cultural Affairs, Howard Gilman Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, the Tsunami Foundation - Anson and Debra Beard, Jr. and Family, and numerous individuals, friends and families. 




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